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N8BP accident description

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Crash location 44.716667°N, 96.250000°W
Nearest city Canby, MN
44.708852°N, 96.276433°W
1.4 miles away
Tail number N8BP
Accident date 20 Jun 2010
Aircraft type North American AT-6A
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On June 20, 2010, at 1615 central daylight time, a Pilatus P3-05, N831AS, received substantial damage during an on-ground collision with a North American AT-6A, N8BP, at Myers Field Airport, Canby, Minnesota. The North American AT-6A struck the Pilatus P3-05, which was stopped with its engine running, near a fueling area. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. There were no injuries reported. Both airplanes were being operated under 14 CFR Part 91. The Pilatus P3-05 was holding for takeoff to return to Yankton, South Dakota, and the North American AT-6A was taxiing for takeoff and was to remain in the local area while giving air rides.

The pilot of the Pilatus P3-05 stated that he flew into the airport to attend a fly-in breakfast and air show. Prior to his departure from the event, he obtained fuel and taxied to a "clear" area for about 1-2 minutes because of other aircraft coming into the fueling area. While holding in this area, a North American AT-6A taxied from behind the Pilatus and struck it. The North American AT-6A pilot stated the he was in the process of loading and unloading passengers for rides in the North American AT-6A with the engine running when the Pilatus stopped in front of North American AT-6A. The Pilatus P3-05 sustained substantial damage, which included two damaged ribs within the left wing. The North American AT-6A sustained minor damage to its right main landing gear door.

NTSB Probable Cause

The North American pilot's failure to maintain adequate visual lookout, which resulted in an on-ground collision with the Pilatus.

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